Global Game Jam 2012

Posted on 25 January 2012

YoYo Games are the official sponsor of the Global Game Jam (GGJ) a 48hour event to take place worldwide on 27-29th January 2012.

YoYo Games are supplying entrants with GameMaker:HTML5 to use FREE to all entrants. This will be limited use for the competition purpose only and will expire once the competition is over, a whole 2 months in total expiring at the end of April (subject to the GGJ terms and conditions). Please see our YoYo Global Jam page here for full details!

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Posted on 18 January 2012

Imagine, if you will, a world without Wikipedia, a world without Google, a world without sites like YouTube, Flickr, Vimeo, Reddit, even that image in your head? Good, read on..

You might think “Hah, you’re talking about the time before the internet,
or China, or Iran or something like that, yeah?” Sadly, we aren’t. This is a potential reality today, world wide.

By now, you have no doubt already heard of SOPA and it’s sister bill PIPA. It’s proponents wish to use it to stem the flow of copyrighted material, but unfortunately, it’s flawed, very, very flawed.

At YoYoGames, we respect copyright. We have a duty to protect our own material and certainly don’t want to infringe that of others. We know how hard it is to create and maintain; brands, intellectual property, goods and services.

Today the main news is that the popular crowd-sourced online encyclopedia is participating in an "Internet blackout" in protest of two controversial US anti-piracy bills: The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and its Senate companion, the Protect IP Act (PIPA).

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Plans for 2012

Posted on 17 January 2012

Happy New Year everyone!

YoYo Games – what's been going on? While things have appeared quiet over the holiday season, plenty has been going on under the surface. YoYo are gearing up for a very, very busy next 6 months! We will be traveling to various events and giving talks, networking and tirelessly spreading the word on GameMaker developments.

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All this talk of Pi has got Scott hungry...

Posted on 2 December 2011

We’ve been watching closely the development of the Raspberry Pi which is tipped to capture the imaginations of a new generation with an “ultra-low-cost” computer the size of a credit card.

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YoYo HQ News

Posted on 29 November 2011

Russell and Mark were at Droidcon last week in Amsterdam. Mark was sitting on the program committee alongside other distinguished Dutch peers. Russell was giving a talk on YoYo Games and the forthcoming release of GameMaker Studio. Droidcon covers everything for the Android platform for mobile devices, which is being developed by the Open Handset Alliance led by Google. So far they’ve held conferences in Berlin, London and in Brussels. It was a diverse mix of game makers, advertising agencies and software types all very interested in our ability to hit multiple platforms with one code base.

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Rick O'Shea Blasts onto iOS and Android Today!

Posted on 22 November 2011

Rick O'Shea

Today we are very proud to announce the release of our latest, and also our first Freemium title for iOS and Android, Rick O’Shea!

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Rick O’Shea set to Cannonball onto iOS and Android 22nd Nov!

Posted on 17 November 2011

Rick O'Shea

We’re very excited to announce that YoYo Games’ latest title, Rick O’Shea, an innovative platform puzzler, will be released on the iOS and Android platforms on the 22nd November!

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The GMC Jam #4 Winners!

Posted on 15 November 2011

Congratulations to all the members who took part and entered their finished game in 72 hours. It took over a week for votes to come in and we now have the winners below!

1st place: Carmageddon by Robert3DG+

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Reflexions Promotion

Posted on 11 November 2011


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November updates

Posted on 9 November 2011

HTML5 News

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Happy Halloween from YoYo Games!

Posted on 31 October 2011

GameMaker News

Apple have just changed the Mac App Store acceptance rules. Any applications need to support a new Sandboxing feature that requires special intervention (if you do not used the latest Xcode). Fortunately GameMaker for Mac apps DO support it J

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GameMaker Community Jam #4

Posted on 26 October 2011

The 4th GameMaker Community Jam

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YoYo Games - Nokia N8 and new game releases

Posted on 17 October 2011

Good news everyone! They Need To Be Fed is now out on Nokia N8/Symbian 3.

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Project Spartan reveals HTML5 platform

Posted on 11 October 2011

On Monday, Apple unleashed Facebook v4.0 on the App Store which supports the iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad using iOS 4.0 and later. But the real big news is that Facebook has also launched its HTML5-based Facebook Platform, aka "Project Spartan". The iOS version has received a dramatic overhaul that allows users to launch HTML5-based apps or those already installed locally on the device.

The announcement yesterday revealed key information amongst those who have the ability to link and launch native apps via Facebook bookmarks. Details are in a post of the Facebook Developer blog -

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YoYo Games - Staying Hungry

Posted on 9 October 2011

The untimely death of Steve Jobs this week has had the internets social networks going crazy. The co-founder of Apple, American inventor and entrepreneur famous for his user-friendly philosophy, has left an extraordinary legacy in shaping the world today. His vision turned the gaming industry on its head with the iPhone, iPad and the App store and created a new wave of social gaming worldwide. Apple continue to set the pace set by Jobs, with this weeks announcement that was all about the software.

The iPhone 4S: still similar to its predecessor, replete with the same 3.5in Retina 640x960 display. Three main improvements are a faster processor, a souped up 8MP camera and a new voice recognition system called “Siri”. This is Apples' new personal assistant software using voice recognition software, you can ask "Siri" to perform various tasks for you just by speaking.

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